Sweet Dreams: Tasting God's Best for Your Life (1 of 4) by Kerry Shook
This content is part of a series.Sweet Dreams: Tasting God's Best for Your Life (1 of 4)
Series: Dreamsicle: Unthawing Your Frozen Dreams
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Eph. 1:18 (NIV/MES)
1. THE ROOT BEER FLOAT STAGE
LET GOD'S DREAM RISE TO THE TOP
• Eph. 3:20 (LB)
God's dream will rise to the top:
• because it requires faith
• because it makes a difference in the lives of others
• because it comes from your heart
• John 10:10 (NLT)
2. THE BANANA SPLIT STAGE
GET THE SCOOP ON DECISION MAKING
• James 1:6,8 (GN/NAS)
• 1st scoop: Listen to God
• 2nd scoop: Learn all you can
• 3rd scoop: Let go of security
Does anyone want a Dreamsicle? Do you know what a Dreamsicle is? There you go. A Dreamsicle has the orange sherbet on the outside and then the vanilla ice cream on the inside. I love Dreamsicles. Some of these younger kids don't even know what a Dreamsicle is. They've been around for a long time. I'd have to say you just don't get any better than a Dreamsicle. There you go. You want one desperately, don't you sir? I'm starting a new series that I'm calling Dreamsicle. We are going to learn the sweet truth from God's Word about how to thaw out our frozen dreams because we all start out with sweet dreams of what life can be. I mean, we all have goals and plans and dreams to really make a difference. To do something grand. We sort of think of God as the Good Humor Man who is just there to serve us up a sweet dream for life. It doesn't take long for the blizzards of life to freeze over our dreams. We get frostbit with the bitter cold of disappointments and delays and difficulties. Instead of dreaming big dreams and believing that God can do great things we go into survival mode and we put our dreams into the deep freeze. We even begin to doubt that God knows what's best for our lives. Life is just so difficult. We know deep down that God has a good plan. We know deep down that we were made for something grand and good and that God does have a good plan, but life is so hard and it seems that nothing ever works out as planned. Everything seems to be such a struggle. Everything is so difficult and frankly, sometimes life just doesn't make any sense at all. The real question is, what's really going on down here anyway? What is life really all about anyway? John Eldredge and his book, Waking the Dead recounts the true story of John Spalane, the para-rescue jumper who was sent into the North Atlantic into the worst storm of the 20th Century, the Perfect Storm. At least that's how the book and the movie described it. Whenever Spalane would treat injured seamen off shore, he would always first evaluate their degree of consciousness. Now, the highest degree of consciousness is alert and oriented times four. That describes almost everyone in an every day situation.
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